This congregation was still active in 1974, when they held their centennial, but I don’t know when it disbanded, nor do I know when the fire damage that partially gutted the roof occurred. Ezekiel New Congregational Methodist, as well as the old Ruskin Church and the old Trinity Methodist in downtown Waycross (now demolished) are, in my opinion, all the work of the same builder. J. Gregory Smith writes: Once as a child, I marveled at a 10 foot rattle snake that was hung on a pole on the highway in front of the church. My grandmother, Mina Jordan Smith once ran a filling station and grocery in Dixie-Union . In later years. my cousin Twiman Smith ran a store just down the road.Good memories!!
Leigh Nelson shared this wonderful historic photo, likely made during a revival or homecoming. She is unsure of the date but some of her relatives were part of the congregation. Do not share without credit to her.
Thanks to Anna Gay Leavitt for helping me locate this church.